Search engines: U.S. user experiences 2012

This statistic gives information on experiences U.S. search users had when using internet search engines. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 38 percent of respondents got so much information in a set of search results that they felt overwhelmed.

Experiences of U.S. search engine users as of February 2012

Share of respondents
Learned something new or important that really helped you or increased your knowledge86%
Found a really obscure fact or piece of information you didn't think you'd be able to find50%
Got conflicting or contradictory information in results and could not figure out what was correct41%
Got so much information in a set of search results that you felt overwhelmed38%
Discovered really critical information was missing from search results34%
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Source

Release date

March 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 20 to February 19, 2012

Number of respondents

802 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Search users

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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